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one thousand nine hundred seventy six i had dinner with orlando let telly air at his house the telly there was a former chilean ambassador to washington and i had invited him to work with me at the institute for policy studies after dinner we went outside and i put my elbows on the hood of his car not suspecting there was a bomb planted in it. thirty six hours later the telly or drove to work with a colleague ronny moffet. the telly or died in the explosion as did running off and. shortly afterwards the f.b.i. arrested hosts a swat as and guillermo novo the very men they had listed in their assassination report on ricardo alarcon. two weeks later international terrorism took on dimensions. this is the
c.b.s. evening news with walter cronkite that evening nine days ago a cuban passenger jet on route from barbados to a band of crashed into the sea following an on board explosion seventy three persons fifty seven of them cuban were killed. two cuban soil and a bush and louis posada camillus were arrested as must the minds of the crime.
what's your response to the accusations. i'm not saying as your american say no comment the cia was told that a q a cuban airliner was going to be hit. and didn't notify the cubans which one could argue was criminal. and i haven't met any investigator or agent who did not believe that luis posada was involved in the blowing up of the airline or you really continue fighting and killing until we women aren't. i don't make the connection between. and use on an airplane how how
it went i mean i have children my own are they age six to. zero on. that i just imagine boy only three days after. after the cuban plane blew up over barbados. in which seventy three people died eight. cia headquarters and asked me. what i knew about fidel castro's trip to angola. because it was angolan independence day i. feel was expected to travel there. they were already planning the next attempt to kill fidel and.
some exiles use the bombing of the coupon a plane over barbados to raise money for their own cause which was more violence against cuban targets in the united states. i receive a call from the mission. by the radio saying they killed a cuban diplomat. only forty six. to one that had been killed was fed ex it to the car i went to the place. it was called complete to call omega seven says tonight's killing was an execution and warns that the next victim would be cuban ambassador to the u.n. role row. one morning i left my house. he and my
bodyguard told me ambassador there's a little black book that i put by that tree people you know it might be a bomb. the janitor across the street where the tree was. this decided the bomb didn't belong by his tree but it's so long by the tree at that my house is you know you walk through so you look like a he so he put it in front of my house literally two alone because when do you think the bomb expert asked where's the boxes they told him the garbage truck took it. so the driver of the truck took the bomb because he thought that it was a radio something valuable you know every time they see something of value in the trash they separated for them income in your truck had to hold up in front of the venice walen embassy which would bring the two blocks away.
so we arrive. we went to the truck there was the driver i was with would for the. pickups something like these and that's it yes but that's my. that's my and if you lose it i'm sorry but this is for me this. not on you i kidding that's not a bomb. i say listen does it pass a man that yes would you please put it in the door of the of the truck when he placed the language in the door of the door and he saw that it's the vice it states there he opened the door and start running it. well the time has come you've seen the map reagan is our projected winner ronald wilson reagan ronald reagan's reelection provided greater impetus for the political plans of anti castro exiles
in florida having understood that violence alone could not bring down the cuban government jorge muskaan also founded the cuban american national foundation with political action committees and lobbyists with reagan support moscow and also encourage cuban americans who shared his agenda to run successfully for congress we are really the voice of the cuban american community in miami and we hope to have to convey to the all that fellow anglos our feelings about communism and why we're here in this country. it's happening in cuba is not a failure of the cuban people it's a failure of sidel castro in the front three. thousand nine hundred eighty seven the soviet communist system was very sick but you know castro refused to give up the berlin wall. coast along in. the fall of. the soviet union comes to an end in november one thousand nine hundred one the economy is
going into a freefall and they. decide that they have to link. the death tax that they're going to carry out. centaur man to uncover. plots against cuba. where were they planted in miami miami. in one thousand nine hundred run a gone solace hijack the plane in cuba and flew it to miami. shortly afterwards he joined the brothers to the rescue he was followed by antonio getting to rome on love i need no right to do is not in this and fernando gonzalez. years later these men would be known as the cuban five cuban intelligence agents whose job was to penetrate violent exile groups. if you could i mean
we are gathering information about brothers to the rescue roast of. the people who were there were. you were. dire circumstances many of them were losing their lives in the attempt because they were using you know to be anything that was low. some people might say it was a humanitarian organization. no quite the contrary while they confided their activity to rescuing rafters they had no problems with cuban authorities the f.b.i. had also infiltrated that organization. their informer fed them information about what the brothers were doing and the f.b.i. doesn't infiltrate
a humanitarian organization without the usa war. we never did anything where we saw. afterward bring to the problem we prepared our own literature or we. we sent the. war nonviolence and confrontation with the government. in one thousand nine hundred ninety five the migration accords said rafters rescued at sea would not be taken to the us but return to cuba. people stop giving money to bustle to go and his organization. why give money if the coast guard returns them to cuba .
and begin a new mission which was basically to top the government of cuba with these overflights through and we flips out and dropping metals and different kind of you know propaganda out his window. my goal is going towards a stylist network. bussell to claimed he successfully tested his new weapon in the everglades. you know. his plan was to fire at somewhere in cuba. i went to cuba in january of ninety six in the course of a long dinner. president castro raised the issue of the overflights with. basically saying. you've got to tell your government to. get control of these
people that are making these very veiled threats and overflights and please fix the problem just ghailani down want to see it acting out we took long to be charged with nature's compound our water stop those flood proceeded harvey pitt i'm over soda has a lot on board that i have done i mean slight as yet though serious or not an awful one where the lottery was faced do you think you can play some of flying today on the bunker i mean dropping leaflets i don't want to lose hollow alone. i think that is the case then on meet the our country can no longer doubt made such a. almost forty years after president eisenhower had suggested the cubans just shoot down the airplanes the cuban government seemed to follow his advice they shot down to three
brothers to the rescue plane. the plane carrying who say bustle to return safely to miami. in those two planes there were four people travelling to warn each plane they were pulver ice by makes in international airspace. bafta the shootdown of the brothers to the rescue planes bill clinton's national security adviser presented him with policy options military strikes against cuba or a bill tightening the already tight embargo on cuba. clinton shows helms burton or the libertad act tightening the embargo. a point you had to make decision as to on what basis does they call me survive and they said well the only thing that we have immediately we don't depend on anyone is to reason so that
they're right wing cuban exiles and this is one area that we have to hit and we have to. they launched a media savvy. campaign to make it unsafe for tourists to come to cuba. by publicly announcing that everything in cuba is a target that cuba has become a free fire zone borrowing this time from be a. sumo ball has exploded at the capri you know hotels and another at the hotel.
when the person of the person i talked to called himself ignatius me diena later on i realized he was ok lace. me. he asked me if i'd like to visit cuba. the middle east as a tourist. for placing a few bombs he offered one thousand dollars plus all expenses the whole tourist package. the movement to me. time a thousand dollars was big money in el salvador. i needed to take
a trip for five days three days not binary system and. some time in this summer of nine hundred ninety eight feel got their hands to. a letter to deliver to president clinton because he knew that the two were to meet in the white house and in that letter he or first the clinton administration. information that they're willing to collaborate with the f.b.i. . moving at that moment. president clinton expressed his willingness to do something very. well asked if we would host an f.b.i. delegation. that would offer that of them but they got through it. two weeks f.b.i. team goes through this is june one thousand nine hundred eighty three the
f.b.i. and the us government did absolutely nothing about these groups well but i saw. you have provided all kinds of evidence to the f.b.i. the f.b.i. then see who were the people who were supplying the q uncle i mean the information . was charged with conspiracy to commit espionage. and are due in monday's was also charged with conspiracy to commit murder although no evidence existed that he had transmitted details of the fatal brothers to the rescue flights so you didn't offer any information that would have helped the cuban government to shoot down the plane no cause not if you broke the record for those. who are now no way. for the. cream. then i got we have grown. on glory already knew that in our
priority some form of life of. judge joan wondered sentence toronto hernandez to two terms of life without parole look at the draconian souness's that they got two life sentences plus fifteen years and this is supposed to be because of the brothers to the rescue shoot down and so forth which i have. absolutely no way of knowing the truth about because our government the cuban american community and others have so clouded the facts and so obviously gated all of the available material on it it's not whether they were sent here because acts of terrorism were being were happening in cuba you do not send people to spy in other countries because you think that they are committing or you say they're committing acts those five that are so you know try to be painted as
heroes are murderers all the men were given maximum sentence is kept in solitary confinement for more than a year barred from seeing certain family members and what they believe was the most prejudicial they were not granted a change of venue out of miami well there was ample evidence of intimidation of the jury and in fact some of the jurors during the four gear process when they were being selected specifically said that they were afraid for their families if they reached a verdict in this case that was not acceptable to the exile community in miami i do not understand why the trial for seated in dade county florida a change of venue to me as a layman is something that is demanded when there is absolutely no chance of the defendant or defendants getting a fair trial in the area where they're going to be tried. but it's
all terrorists are treated the same those that are favored by the administration cooperate with impunity inside the united states people who want to partake in violent acts against cuba are protected you see individuals who are trying to stop those acts of terror is to try to. make all american law enforcement. aware of these activities are the people who end up being prosecuted. the people end up in jail and those who blow up airliners those who blog post tells those who can conduct acts of violence are free the toast of the town because the ministration is paralyzed by their own policy with respect to right to cuba with their own posse would suspect in the war on terror which you see is the level of the pacific that is credible i am posada
in general. you know if his conscience bothered him from his life as. you know a military. and he said no that he slept like a baby we were fighting again the united state again got through again and that do you know where you get him and grossly i mean rose we are fighting a body what do you call a person who fights against everything what do you call that. who fight. but i mean is that a freedom fighter in your brain that if i think that's what you want to feel. front i welcome the opportunity of having anyone assassinate fidel castro and any leader who was suppressing oppressing the people. and i'm glad you did and should be you could have. just if you had neither of us might be here you are you see good
dog and the little one is calm now you do recall even though you are talking to them because they suddenly. know you're going to hear the racial speaking with it. it's very simple if you want to be a bar go live he can release political prisoners she can respect human rights repression and hold free and democratic elections we do business with all sorts of . quote some type of democratic countries where there are free elections that are we could kill because we can because they're small and because there's political benefit to doing there in florida and you have been to cuba. and been free cuba also knows one ton cuba's biggest crime is its desire to be a free and sold for income tree they would forgive cuba for the poor. move from the from brotherhood boomer everyone. had his own foreign policy i didn't
do that much i did what any cuban would do and we need to deal with the cuba of today not the cuba that we left not the cuba that we think is there but it isn't we need to deal with the cuba that exist today. and hopefully be part of the future of that cuba and when the spanish say on your own you swim and you swim to die on the shoulder. all we did was to use. to create a great a tribe and take us on twitter to exile community to be our lives fifty yards from homes. where the real terrorists. police found out. they were ready to do anything for their country to me to try out it is to love the country more than yourself if you join the military for any other reason that
you're probably not going to have a good day they were tools in the hands of the state now they live remembering the past which is impossible to get rid of. the war. but however good people get hurt. and i've heard good people empty silent. a lot. but would prefer not to be sometimes i feel like. i should have died over there. because i. i saw some people who died and. there is cheaper than therapy. on our. we speak your language any time of the war not a day of. school music programs and documentaries and spanish what matters to you breaking news a little tonnage of angles keaton's stories. you hear. see
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